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July 26, 2012

CAP Receiving National Attention

July 26, 2012:  One of the writers for The American Spectator (Jeff Lord a Pennsylvania native) put together an amazing write-up on CAP: Pennsylvania’s Capitalist Revolt “Place before the eyes of men a position of POWER that shall at the […]
July 24, 2012

Pennsylvania’s Debt Downgraded Due to Pension Liabilities

July 24, 2012: Last week Pennsylvania’s debt was downgraded by Moody’s Investor Services. The Commonwealth’s debt rating could be thought of as similar to a person’s credit score. As the rating goes down, the cost of borrowing goes up and that […]
July 20, 2012

Union Bosses Behind Gerrymandering Plan

July 20, 2012 (Update): There has been some fantastic news coverage of the attempt by the PEA to thwart the will of the taxpayers. The union’s attempt to gerrymander away their “problem” resulted in a scathing opinion piece in the […]
July 17, 2012

Local Official Willing to Sacrifice

July 17, 2012: We believe that those who are elected to office should lead by example. A short article was published showing that a Cumberland County Township Supervisor is doing just that: At least one East Pennsboro Township commissioner is willing to give […]
July 9, 2012

Why Pennsylvania Should Not Establish a Health Insurance Exchange

July 9, 2012: In his statement after the Supreme Court released its decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA also known as ObamaCare), Governor Corbett said that his administration would work to “minimize” the harm to Pennsylvanians. One of the major components of the ACA […]
June 28, 2012

We Must Not Falter

June 28, 2012: Today’s decision from the Supreme Court upholding the ACA (ObamaCare) is beyond disappointing. However, it serves as an important wake-up call to Americans that we cannot simply rely on nine judges to set right the course of our […]
June 26, 2012

Could We See a Victory for School Choice?

June 26, 2012:  In addition to wrangling over the budget over the last couple weeks, it looks like House and Senate leadership have been in talks with the Governor to expand school choice in Pennsylvania. Specifically, the conversation has been […]
June 20, 2012

Another Harrisburglar Loses Pension

June 20, 2012: The State Employee Retirement System (SERS) announced last week that former Senator Robert Mellow would no longer be eligible for his $11,580 per month pension check. Their decision comes as the result of Mellow’s guilty plea to federal […]
June 18, 2012

What’s Stopping Privatization?

June 18, 2012: In short, special interests and the Bucks County Republican Delegation stopped liquor store privatization from moving forward in Pennsylvania last week. According to CapitolWire (Paywall): “Beer distributors matter to Republican lawmakers. The one who mattered most in this […]
June 11, 2012

(UPDATED)Time for Striking Teachers to Accept Reality

June 11, 2012:  Just in time to interrupt vacation plans, the teachers’ union of the Neshaminy School District went on strike for a second time this year effecting over 9,000 children and their families. Why? The teachers union’s extreme demands include retroactive […]
June 6, 2012

Congratulations Governor Walker (Hopefully, the PA GOP is Paying Attention)

June 6, 2012:  Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania would like to congratulate Governor Walker on his hard fought victory in Wisconsin. Governor Walker’s sizable margin of victory is a testament to how voters respond to principled leadership. Hopefully, this lesson is not lost […]
May 31, 2012

A First Step on Pension Reform?

May 31, 2012: As previously noted, there have been murmurs coming from the Capitol and Governor on pension reform. Now it looks like Senate leadership is working on a legislative proposal to shift future state employees to a defined contribution plan, […]
May 24, 2012

A Welcome Development

May 24, 2012: Earlier this week Governor Corbett indicated that he was going to make pension reform a high priority. State employee and teacher pension payments are going to eat up an ever expanding portion of budget dollars. (You might recall […]
May 22, 2012

Guest Post: Cesspool of Corruption

May 22, 2012: These are days of shame in Pennsylvania. In just the past couple of weeks a sitting state Supreme Court Justice has been indicted, a state Senator has resigned in the wake of her conviction on corruption charges, a […]
May 16, 2012

More Debt for Taxpayers?

May 16, 2012: Between now and July 1, the major debates in Harrisburg will focus on the general fund budget. On one side, you will have voices calling for responsible budgeting; on the other, there will be voices crying out for […]